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“Good spot for authentic Mexican food in Ruidoso”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Comal

El Comal
Ranked #21 of 87 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good spot for authentic Mexican food in Ruidoso”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Food was very good and brought out quickly. The restaurant is very clean and the staff is friendly. It was pouring rain when we were there so we didn't get to enjoy the beautiful little patio out back but it looks like a nice, relaxing place to enjoy a beer and dinner on a warm summer night.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Muy Delicioso!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

We've been to this Ruidoso favorite three times now, and each time the food and service were excellent. The tortilla soup will warm you on a chilly day, the salsa is authentically spicy, the nachos, rellenos, and fajitas all were fresh, perfectly flavored, and extremely satisfying. We're from El Paso, so we know what good Mexican food is supposed to taste like. This is the real thing. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best In Ruidoso”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Anybody who doesn't like El Comal's food evidently doesn't know what Mexican food is. The food is made from fresh ingredients. The chile rellenos are some of the finest I've ever had. If you like authentic Mexican food, this is the place in Ruidoso to go.

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Las Cruces, NM
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not what we ordered..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

First the good. Complementary salsa was good. We ordered a side of Guacamole, which was also good. Sat outside on the patio, it was beautiful afternoon and very pleasant. Service was prompt.

Now the bad. We ordered Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. The server arrived with "here are your chicken enchiladas. They looked good, they were good, and the green sauce was spot on for the heat that I like. But, no chicken on the plates! (Is it a cultural thing in Ruidoso when you order chicken enchiladas that you get either none or a minuscule amount of chicken? (ala Lucy's)?) The chef (I assume) came out as we finished the meal and asked how we liked it. I replied "no pollo". He said, Oh, you wanted chicken? Next came the bill, no adjustment for the missing chicken, no nothing, nada.

Still looking for good new mexican food in Ruidoso.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank 2003lobo
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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic + Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

The service was wonderful and the ambience was charming--we sat outside on the deck which is alongside an enclosed area that is akin to a garden. The food was A+ and coming from El Paso where Mexican food is aplenty--we were hoping for authentic cuisine--and we were not disappointed! Will most certainly be back.

Visited October 2013
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